The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

October, 2009

  • Exchange 2010 Federation Part I

    So we must be talking about Identity Management. Nope. In this case we are talking about federating calendars between on-premises and cloud services such as Outlook Live and Exchange Online (when our back-end moves to Exchange 2010). This can also be...
  • Exchange 2010 Federation Part III

    Federated Sharing offers two ways to share information with recipients in external organizations (Outlook Live/Exchange Online): 1) Organization relationships and 2) Sharing policies.   Organization Relationships You can select between the following...
  • Exchange 2010 Federation Part II

    OK. Now we have a cert. Prerequisites The domain used for establishing a federation trust should be resolvable from the Internet. This requires that the domain be registered with a domain registrar, and the DNS zone for the domain be hosted on a DNS server...
  • Federate with Google Talk and Jabber and even AOL without a PIC license

    A lot of schools have been asking me when our XMPP gateway was coming out and it finally hit the web today. The XMPP Gateway federation interoperability has been tested between OCS 2007 R2 as well as OCS 2007 and Jabber XCP Server 5.4 and the current...
  • Does OCS R2 provide ACD functionality?

    I was asked this by a university in Colorado:   The answer is not directly out of the box however there is a feature in OCS 2007 R2 that provides a subset of ACD features (mostly departmental ACD features) called a Response Group Service.  ...
  • Looking for OCS 2007 R2 voice training for your telecom staff?

    If you are looking for some voice specific training for your telecom team for OCS R2 there is an unique offering over at www.OCSforum.com .  Tom Cross, the CEO of OCSForum, has setup hosted sandbox labs to test your voice configurations as well as...
  • Da Dump

      Introduction The Dumpster. In Exchange 2010 we introduce the new Dumpster 2.0. This is a completely different Dumpster than what we’ve had in the past. An end user can do a soft delete or a hard delete on a message. The soft delete is when the...
  • Get some free Exchange 2010 training and chapters while it lasts

    Now that we have RTMed Exchange 2010 – where can I get some training? Well, if you act now you can use the free Exchange Server 2010 e-Learning Clinics for a limited time: Clinic 6899: Exploring Features of Exchange Server 2010 (two hours) Clinic 6900...
  • Exchange 2010 RTM. Woohoooo!!!!

    General Availability early Nov. http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx   Enough said. I’m excited.